Alice Cooper 1975 ‘Nightmare’ Special to DVD

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Alice Cooper’s 1975 TV special, Alice Cooper: The Nightmare, is being released on DVD* for the first time along with the 1976 Welcome To My Nightmare concert film. The combo, Welcome To My Nightmare Special Edition DVD, will be released on September 8 via Eagle Rock Entertainment.

Originally broadcast on ABC-TV in the U.S., on April 25, 1975, Alice Cooper: The Nightmare showcases every song from the legendary Welcome To My Nightmare album–which had been released six weeks earlier on March 11 via Atlantic instead of his longtime home at Warner Bros. Records, since it was billed as a solo album. With Cooper taking on the role of Steven, and Vincent Price serving as the Spirit Of The Nightmare, this special was a unique introduction to his new album, drawing fans even further into the dark fantasy.

From today’s (July 11) announcement: “Melding horror, theater, and rock music, Alice Cooper’s Welcome To My Nightmare was a stage show the likes of which was never seen before. Classic rock favorites like ‘School’s Out,’ ‘Only Women Bleed,’ ‘Billion Dollar Babies,’ ‘Welcome To My Nightmare,’ ‘No More Mr. Nice Guy,’ ‘I’m Eighteen’ and ‘Department Of Youth’ were backdropped with giant spiders, skeletons, a cyclops, and the voice of horror royalty Vincent Price. This groundbreaking theatrical presentation scintillated, horrified, and thrilled audiences, delivering an experience unlike any concerts at the time.”

Pre-order is available here.

Related: Our 2016 interview with Alice Cooper

Welcome To My Nightmare Track Listing:

1) The Awakening
2) Welcome To My Nightmare
3) Years Ago
4) No More Mr. Nice Guy
5) I’m Eighteen
6) Some Folks
7) Cold Ethyl
8) Only Women Bleed
9) Billion Dollar Babies
10) Devil’s Food
11) The Black Widow
12) Steven
13) Escape
14) School’s Out
15) Department Of Youth

The Nightmare Track Listing:

1) Welcome To My Nightmare
2) Devil’s Food
3) Some Folks
4) Only Women Bleed
5) Cold Ethyl
6) The Black Widow
7) Years Ago
8) Department Of Youth
9) Years Ago (Reprise)
10) Steven
11) The Awakening
12) Ballad Of Dwight Fry
13) Escape
14) The Awakening (Reprise)

Listen to the original, studio version of “Only Women Bleed”

Related: Original Alice Cooper Band to reunite for UK tour

*The TV special was originally released on VHS and Betamax in 1983!

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